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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2018, 08:56:53 AM »

Bad news bears, had hoped to make it down tomorrow but now I won't. It looks like a beautiful day in store, hope everyone has a safe trip! We expect pictures!
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2018, 09:34:20 AM »

Bad news bears, had hoped to make it down tomorrow but now I won't. It looks like a beautiful day in store, hope everyone has a safe trip! We expect pictures!

That's too bad! Wish you could make it, but perhaps next time. We will be sure to get some great photos for everyone.
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2018, 05:31:06 PM »

Really really bummed I'm out of commission right now and am not down there as well.  Hopefully someone does a write-up. 
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2018, 09:24:19 AM »

I had a great time yesterday and really appreciate Josh (thedayhascome) for organizing. It was great to meet KYhiker40, kymyers, 633  and ShifuCareaga as well as those they brought. Red Byrd Arch is pretty neat and the area around it looks like it has lots to explore. I'm going to try to get back to the area at some point this spring/summer.

I'll post a couple photos from the trip when I get a chance.
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2018, 03:44:27 PM »

I had a blast and enjoyed meeting everyone. Thanks Josh
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2018, 04:03:50 PM »

Awesome trip!  Thanks for organizing this Josh.  Long overdue.
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2018, 08:06:04 PM »

Difficult but a great hike!  Really enjoyed putting faces to forum names.  Will send some photos to Josh as I seem to have trouble making them fit the forum requirements.
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2018, 10:21:49 AM »

It was a beautiful day for a long, challenging hike. Probably one of the most mentally and physically tough hikes in the Gorge. We had an amazing group of 16 people, and the land approach to Red Byrd from Osborne Bend TH is not for the faint of heart. Mostly GPS and topo reading for the first half of the hike until reach the logging road, as there is no trail from Castle Arch. After reaching the logging road, it's the monotonous challenge of making your way around and over deadfall after deadfall. We had a great group including some new faces. It was great to meet everyone, and I would love to help coordinate another outing in the late Spring. However, as I kept telling everyone at the end of the day, we are "almost there", so most will probably not follow me back out into the woods again! :)

Thanks again for everyone who helped with leadership and wrangling the group. Will share some of my photos including kymeyers.

Distance: 7.67miles
Total Time: 9:58:58
Elevation Range: 715' to 1184
Gross Elevation: +2372' -2369'

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Nada Tunnel


Log Crossing over Swift Camp Creek


To Castle Arch














Old Homestead Getting Reclaimed by Mother Nature






Logging Road




Lunch at the Forest Clearing




Back on the Trail


Reaching Park Boundaries near Red Bryd Arch








The elusive Red Byrd Arch


















« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 10:27:51 AM by thedayhascome »
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2018, 12:43:29 PM »

thanks for posting the pics!!
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2018, 06:52:16 PM »

Looks like ya'll had a great time!!  And wonderful weather.
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2018, 08:56:38 AM »

I ended up with a couple photos worth keeping.

Under Castle Arch


eggs


Red Byrd Arch


Under Red Byrd Arch


A couple more photos here http://backpackandbeer.blogspot.com/2018/03/castle-and-red-byrd-arches.html

Thanks again Josh for organizing
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2018, 09:20:17 AM »

Beautiful photos, Scott. Love the tadpole egg photo, that's one of my favorites from the trip. Great shots of Red Byrd arch as well. I wish we had more time to explore and take photos. Will have to make it back out there again soon.
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2018, 10:52:37 AM »

that tadpole shot is crazy good. You had a nice camera I know that.
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Re: KYWilderness 2018 Winter Hike
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2018, 07:09:15 AM »

Very nice!  Looks like it was a great time, I wish I could have made it.
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